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Chargers TE Antonio Gates wants to return

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 9:25pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Don't close the book on Antonio Gates' NFL career just yet.

The 38-year-old tight end, who played this season on a one-year contract, said he wants to return for a 17th season with the Los Angeles Chargers.

"I just don't see myself walking away with this taste," Gates said after his team's 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. "And plus this team. I think when you add Hunter [Henry] back, and hopefully we get Jason Verrett back -- shoot, the sky's the limit. And I want to be a part of it.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, the Chargers told Gates he wouldn't be needed in 2018 thanks to what was expected to be the emergence of Henry, but Henry tore his ACL and Gates was needed again. With Henry now poised for a big 2019, even if Gates is back it probably doesn't mean he'll have a lot of fantasy value.

2019 Strength of Schedule - LAC
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Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1KC216038.000000-1.63.633/8240.2%
2@BUF0001-0000-0.00.011/5719.3%
3@LAR3450515.000000-4.57.522/5242.3%
4SF2271513.500000-8.710.723/6833.8%
5OAK219029.500000-1.93.923/6435.9%
6@CLE15025.000000-0.51.516/6026.7%
7TEN211035.500000-1.13.113/4429.5%
8BYE--------------
9@SEA0000-0000-0.00.016/5131.4%
10@OAK1180218.000000-1.82.811/5619.6%
11DEN5801716.000000-14.019.027/7735.1%
12ARI1180118.000000-1.82.826/6937.7%
13@PIT0001-0000-0.00.024/6338.1%
14CIN219029.500000-1.93.923/5740.4%
15@KC4540513.500000-5.49.442/7456.8%
16BAL321057.000001-0.13.142/6366.7%
17@DEN0002-0000-0.00.014/5923.7%
Per game1.7520.810.132.8811.890000.060.002.714.4622.88/62.2536.07%
Totals2833324611.8900010.0043.371.3366/99636.07%